• An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi book cover

    An African Aristocracy

    Rank Among the Swazi, 1st Edition

    By Hilda Kuper

    Originally published in 1947 and reprinted with a new preface in 1961, this book is based on field studies and gives an account of the social organization of the Swazi, wiith special reference to the aristocratic structure of their society and the way in which birth and rank determine social…

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  • Efik Traders of Old Calabar: Containing the Diary of Antera Duke together with an Ethnographic Sketch and Notes and an Essay on the Political Organization of Old Calabar book cover

    Efik Traders of Old Calabar

    Containing the Diary of Antera Duke together with an Ethnographic Sketch and Notes and an Essay on the Political Organization of Old Calabar, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1956 this book contains extracts of the 18th century diary of an Efik chief and documents the activities of slave-traders, the rituals of the Egbo society and many details of domestic life of among the Efik. This volume includes an English translation to the diary which was…

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  • Marriage and Family Among the Yakö in South-Eastern Nigeria book cover

    Marriage and Family Among the Yakö in South-Eastern Nigeria

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1951 this book analyses the social values and institutions involved in the establishment and maintenance of marital relationships. Most of the data is derived from Umor, the largest of the five Yakö villages. As well as considering the conventions through which mariatal…

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  • Adamawa Past and Present: An Historical Approach to the Development of a Northern Cameroons Province book cover

    Adamawa Past and Present

    An Historical Approach to the Development of a Northern Cameroons Province, 1st Edition

    By A. H. M. Kirk-Greene

    Originally published in 1958 this book presents a straight-forward and vivid picture of Adamawa Province in Nigeria. It discusses the varying fortunes of the territory, the life of its people, the efforts of its explorers and the achievements of the early administrators. It discusses the geography…

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  • The Sonjo of Tanganyika: An Anthropological Study of an Irrigation-based Society book cover

    The Sonjo of Tanganyika

    An Anthropological Study of an Irrigation-based Society, 1st Edition

    By Robert F. Gray

    Originally published in 1963, this was the first monograph concerning an African people in which an irrigation-based society was studied in detail and its implications explored. The Sonjo, a Bantu-speaking people isolated among cattle pastoralists of what was Northern Tanganyika, are remarkable for…

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  • West African Kingdoms in the Nineteenth Century book cover

    West African Kingdoms in the Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daryll Forde, P. M. Kaberry

    Originally published in 1967 this volume presents studies of 10 West African kingdoms which have played an important part in the economic, political and cultural life of the region. Ranging geographically from the kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria to the Wolof kingdom of Kayor in Senegal, they…

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  • The Web of Kinship Among the Tallensi: The Second Part of an Analysis of the Social Structure of a Trans-Volta Tribe book cover

    The Web of Kinship Among the Tallensi

    The Second Part of an Analysis of the Social Structure of a Trans-Volta Tribe, 1st Edition

    By Meyer Fortes

    Originally published in 1949, this book takes the analysis of Tale social structure further. It shows how the patriarchal principle regulates domestic life and thus moulds individual development among the Tallensi. The analysis of the inter-connexion of Legal, econoic and personal relationships…

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  • The Horse in West African History: The Role of the Horse in the Societies of Pre-Colonial West Africa book cover

    The Horse in West African History

    The Role of the Horse in the Societies of Pre-Colonial West Africa, 1st Edition

    By Robin Law

    Originally published in 1980 and here re-issued with an updated preface, this book deals with the role of the horse in the societies of West Africa during the pre-colonial period. It traces the history of its introduction and its diffusion within West Africa, and examines the problems of…

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  • The Dynamics of Clanship Among the Tallensi: Being the First Part of an Analysis of the Social Structure of a Trans-Volta Tribe book cover

    The Dynamics of Clanship Among the Tallensi

    Being the First Part of an Analysis of the Social Structure of a Trans-Volta Tribe, 1st Edition

    By Meyer Fortes

    Originally published in 1945, this book analyses Tale social structure at the level of corporate group organization. Tale culture is discussed primarily as the content of social relations and not in its own right. Customs, beliefs, conventional usages, religious values are examined as indices of…

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  • Town and Country in Central and Eastern Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Twelfth International African Seminar, Lusaka, September 1972 book cover

    Town and Country in Central and Eastern Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Twelfth International African Seminar, Lusaka, September 1972, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Parkin

    Originally published in 1975, the studies in this volume examine the range of factors which mediate the development of social processes in both town and country: as well as migration there is the ebb and flow of beliefs, ideologies and educational and occupational opportunities. It considers the…

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  • The Changing Economy of the Lower Volta 1954-67: A Study in the Dynanics of Rural Economic Growth book cover

    The Changing Economy of the Lower Volta 1954-67

    A Study in the Dynanics of Rural Economic Growth, 1st Edition

    By Rowena M. Lawson

    Originally published in 1972 this study analyses the process of economic growth and social change in the riparian communities of the Lower Volta River in Ghana, which came about in large part due to the construction of the Volta dam in 1963. With its completion many of the riparian communities were…

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  • Pastoralism in Tropical Africa book cover

    Pastoralism in Tropical Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Théodore Monod

    Originally published in 1975, the papers collected in this volume review African pastoralism in both West and East Africa, in relation to economy, ecology, social and community organisation, kinship, inter-group relations, modern administrative attitudes and policies and problems of development.…

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